Affordable Romantic Weekend Getaways in Mississippi

Look no further than the Magnolia State for your next romantic weekend getaway.
The Mississippi River is idyllic backdrop for a romantic weekend getaway in Mississippi.The Mississippi River is idyllic backdrop for a romantic weekend getaway in Mississippi.
Offering casinos, arts, cuisine, history, southern charm and a variety of other attractions, couples need not look hard for affordable, fun, romantic things to do in Mississippi. Whether your weekend getaway involves a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of Natchez or a riverboat cruise at sunset, the Magnolia State serves as the perfect backdrop for a romantic weekend getaway.

Robinson

Sweep your sweetheart off her feet with a whirlwind night of wagers and winning.
Spend the weekend at Harrah's Tunica Hotel and Casino in Robinsonville, Mississippi. Located 40 miles south of Memphis, Robinsonville is the third-largest gaming destination in the United States and affords many opportunities for romance. Take advantage of Harrah's "Hot Deals"; in September 2010, the Harrah's Tunica Hotel and Casino website advertised rates as low as £22 for a Sunday night stay. Play the slot machines together, or enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the property's restaurants. Dance the night away at Harrah's Sphere nightclub or try your luck at video poker while you listen to a live band. Harrah's Tunica Hotel and Casino 13615 Old Highway 61 North Robinsonville, MS 38664 800-946-4946 harrahstunica. com

Sardis

Grab your fishing poles and some live bait, then take off for one of Mississippi's many lakes or state parks.
Sardis Lake on the Tallahatchie River offers sandy beaches and a lake teeming with bream, crappie and catfish. Set up tent at Beach Point, cook your day's catch over a campfire and dine with your love under a star filled sky. Swimming and hiking are other affordable activities couples can enjoy together during their stay at Sardis Lake State Park. Sardis Lake State Park Highway 315 Sardis, MS 38666 662-487-1345 sardislake. com

Natchez

Whisk your better half away to the city of Natchez for a two-night stay at the Monmouth Plantation.
American Historic Inns rated this antebellum mansion as one of the top ten most romantic inns. Book the "Romantic Package" and enjoy chilled champagne and chocolates upon your arrival at this relaxing retreat. Begin each day with a southern breakfast, then take a walk through the plantation's 26 acres of manicured gardens. Enjoy a five-course meal by candlelight as well as pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres on one of the nights. As of 2010, prices for the "Romantic Package" range from £325 to £380 and are inclusive of all taxes, meals and gratuities.

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